Tata Motor’s British subsidiary Land Rover has been working on the 2013 Range Rover for quite some time now. Now we bring you the first image of the vehicle without any camouflage surface on the internet thanks to MotorAuthority. The redesigned 2013 Range Rover which will make its world debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show in September.
Code-named L405, the new 2013 Range Rover is thought to feature a lightweight, rivet-bonded aluminium chassis based on a modified version of the platform underpinning the Jaguar XJ. This should bring the weight of the SUV down considerably over the current model, with rumours placing the weight loss around 500kg. This will bring considerable benefits in performance, fuel economy and emissions.
Powertrain options will largely carry over from the current model, and include naturally-aspirated and supercharged 5.0-litre V8s, as well as a pair of new turbodiesel units. Output will range from about 256bhp to 503bhp. The hybrid version will be powered by a 3.0-liter TDV6 diesel combined with an electric motor and an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. Land Rover has also promised that a planned plug-in hybrid model will deliver an impressive 14 kmpl, on a combined cycle.
Source – MotorAuthority